Ogilvy: The Search for the World’s Greatest Salesman

David Ogilvy: Leader and Salesman

David Ogilvy is considered “The Grandfather of Modern Advertising.” His style is often copied but never to the actual greatness that was Ogilvy. He learned his leadership qualities from good old-fashioned hard work and unrelenting determination.

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A passionate European: An Interview with Secretary-General of the EC, Catherine Day

A passionate European: An Interview with Secretary-General of the EC, Catherine Day

A passionate European: An Interview with Secretary-General of the EC, Catherine Day As secretary-general of the European Commission, Catherine Day is the European Union’s most senior civil servant, the first woman to hold this role. On a recent trip to Dublin, she spoke to Ann O’Dea about the challenges and rewards of the job Dubliner Catherine Day joined the European Commission back in 1979 and steadily rose up through the ranks to reach her position today as secretary-general of the Commission, the most senior official in the European Union, and the first woman to hold this role. “That means I have lived longer in Brussels than I have in Dublin,…

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Professional Flight Training Exhibition to take place in Dublin in March

The Professional Flight Training Exhibition is set to take place in The Convention Centre Dublin on Saturday, 22 March. Organisers are expecting to welcome hundreds of young Irish hopefuls to the seventh annual event. Budding aviators will have the opportunity to meet with airline representatives and flight training professionals to explore a career as a commercial pilot. The one-day exhibition is aimed at helping Ireland’s new fleet of pilots to explore future opportunities and to assist them in determining the requirements, career prospects and flight training costs of becoming a highly trained commercial pilot. Experienced flight trainers will be available to provide information and advice about how to become a…

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Darina Allen receives outstanding achievement award at Cork Chamber event

Gillian Keating, president of Cork Chamber, John Higgins, EY, Darina Allen and Conor Healy, CEO, Cork Chamber

Darina Allen receives outstanding achievement award at Cork Chamber eventGillian Keating, president of Cork Chamber, John Higgins, EY, Darina Allen and Conor Healy, CEO, Cork Chamber Owner of the Ballymaloe Cookery School Darina Allen has received an outstanding achievement award from Cork Chamber for her commitment to promoting Irish food. The teacher, food writer, cookbook author and television presenter was presented with the award at Cork Chamber’s Dublin Dinner, in association with EY, at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel last night, 18 November. Gillian Keating, president of Cork Chamber, said that Allen in her capacity as owner of Ballymaloe Cookery School had put Irish food on the world stage. “She sits…

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Nimbus researchers secure €1.5m in EU funding for energy efficient buildings projects

Researchers from the Nimbus Centre at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) have secured €1.5m in EU funding as part of the development of two international projects. The Horizon 2020 projects are in the ICT for Energy Efficient Buildings call for 2015. The first is called ‘Tools for Continuous Building Performance Auditing’ led by Dr Susan Rea and Dr Alan McGibney. The second is ‘Modelling Optimisation of Energy Efficiency in Buildings for Urban Sustainability’ where Dr Christian Beder with Juan Manuel Escaño and Dr Niel Canty will optimise building energy control mechanisms, and implement automatic fault detection and equipment maintenance. A virtual reality environment will be created, allowing building maintenance staff…

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Tyndall and TSSG targeting €82m in funding and 10 spin outs with internet of things partnership

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Tyndall and TSSG targeting €82m in funding and 10 spin outs with internet of things partnership Tyndall National Institute and Waterford Institute of Technology’s Telecommunications Software & Systems Group (TSSG) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that will seek to draw down €82m of funding available through the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme and create 10 spin outs. The MoU will formalise a partnership between the two research institutions to create a full end-to-end offering in the IoT space.  The MoU is targeting the creation of 10 new spin out companies based on IoT technologies that will span across multiple sectors. Tyndall and TSSG are currently collaborating on several projects…

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What Makes a Leader? Daniel Goldman

Daniel Goleman

Psychologist and author Daniel Goleman, one of the world’s leading experts on emotional and social intelligence. As he publishes his latest collection of articles, he speaks to Ann O’Dea about many topics, including leadership in London.

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